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Obituaries > STEINAKER, DONALD B.

The death in action [October 9, 1942] on Guadalcanal of Pfc. Donald B. Steinaker, U.S. Marine Corps, was reported last night to his wife, the former Hazel Burton of 124 Berger Avenue, by telegraph from the Navy Department. Steinaker, 19 years old, enlisted in March, 1941. He attended Central High School where he starred in football.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mabel B. Steinaker; a brother, Pvt. Werner J. Steinaker, Air Forces, stationed at Gulfport Field, Miss., and two grandmothers, Mrs. W. H. Steinaker and Mrs. John C. Bauer.